February 23, 2021 – Educators’ Webinar – Bring LGBTQ+ History to Your Online Classroom


Tuesday Feb 23, 2021
3:30 PM PDT

Wondering about what LGBTQ+ resources and lesson plans are readily available for you? Join us for this educator webinar on February 23!

As we are adapting to more distance learning and the general evolution of technology, we have developed new lesson plans on LGBTQ history for online platforms. Join us for Make History, Teach History: Bring LGBTQ+ History to Your Online Classroom, a free webinar for educators, where we will discuss the pedagogy of queer history, specifically on the topics of colonization of queer culture to reclamation and restoration of what was lost. Additionally, we will provide a virtual tour of our centralized website of educator resources for teaching LGBTQ history, developed by currently practicing California teachers, in collaboration with One Institute and Our Family Coalition. 

About the Facilitators

Erik Adamian is the Director of Education at One Institute. In collaboration with educational organizations and teachers, Erik develops LGBTQ history programing and resources for K-12 students and teachers, such as Professional Learning Symposia for educators and a Youth Ambassadors for Queer History Program. He has presented at the NCSS and CCSS Annual Conferences, and Teaching History Conference. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and Civic Engagement.

Rick Oculto is the Education Director at Our Family Coalition and collaborates with educators and school administrators in California to implement LGBTQ+ inclusive practices to create safe and inclusive climates for youth and families of diverse backgrounds. Rick provides training and support focusing on 1) the recognition and celebration of all families, 2) challenging gender stereotypes, and 3) addressing bullying and harassment. He educates on legal responsibilities and protections, methods of fostering welcoming environments, and provides templates for inclusive curriculum for both the classroom and at home. He has recently spearheaded the efforts in California to implement LGBTQ+ inclusive history in schools from elementary through high school. Rick has been working professionally on queer liberation since 2001 and has trained thousands of students, educators, mental health professionals, service providers, and community members over the years.”If we are to truly engage in doing good then we must do what is necessary rather than just what is easy.”

This webinar is co-organized by One Institute and Our Family Coalition.

Image credit: Promotional image by One Institute.

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